Share decision-making to prevent CVD in patients without risk factors recommends USPSTF
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation encouraging clinicians to use shared decision-making when considering behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.The draft recommendation by Task Force is directed towards behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for...
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation encouraging clinicians to use shared decision-making when considering behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke, is the number one killer of adults in the United States, accounting for about one in three deaths. This recommendation applies to adults who do not have any known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and high blood sugar. This recommendation does not apply to people who have obesity; the USPSTF has a separate related recommendation for people who have obesity.
Dr Kartikeya Kohli is an Internal Medicine Consultant at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital in Delhi with super speciality training in Nephrology. He has worked with various eminent hospitals like Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sir Gangaram Hospital. He holds an MBBS from Kasturba Medical College Manipal, DNB Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Business Development, Fellow DNB Nephrology, MRCP and ECFMG Certification. He has been closely associated with India Medical Association South Delhi Branch and Delhi Medical Association and has been organising continuing medical education programs on their behalf from time to time. Further he has been contributing medical articles for their newsletters as well. He is also associated with electronic media and TV for conduction and presentation of health programs. He has been associated with Medical Dialogues for last 3 years and contributing articles on regular basis.